2020 Chickasaw Hall of Fame Postponed

To continue to protect our Chickasaw citizens, families and staff in this time of an unprecedented health crisis, the 2020 Chickasaw Hall of Fame event scheduled for June 11 has been postponed. A ceremony for 2020 inductees will be planned at a later date. Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Neal McCaleb
1935 -

Neal McCaleb, who served as Assistant Secretary, Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs from July, 2001 until November, 2002, was a strong advocate for tribal economic development during his tenure in office.

Since leaving interior, McCaleb has worked as an economic development consultant for the Chickasaw Nation.

Mr. McCaleb served eight years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and was elected minority floor leader in 1978.

He served as a presidential appointee on Ronald Reagan's Commission on Indian Reservation Economies in the 1980s.

As Oklahoma's secretary of Transportation, Neal McCaleb oversaw the construction and maintenance of the state's transportation systems. He was the first to serve as director of both the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, in addition to being secretary of transportation.

A 1957 graduate of Oklahoma A&M University, he is a licensed professional engineer with more than 40 years experience in designing and supervising the construction of roads, bridges, public facilities and architectural structures.

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